It's June 14 and the trade rumors can officially begin. After a sweep in Kansas City the question for the Brewers is are they buyers, sellers or neither? Sure it makes sense to trade Zack Greinke by the July trading deadline but doing so would contradict the team's desire to be competitive.
June is the make or break month for the Brewers. Despite the injuries, inconsistencies and constant lineup changes the Brewers are only 6 1/2 games out of first place. That's a deficit to be sure but certainly not insurmountable.
We've reached the dull part of the NFL offseason. Free agency and the draft are in the past, training camp is still more than two months away and there's only so much "news" that will come out of rookie mini camps and OTAs.
The NFL Draft is in the rear view mirror and already draft geeks around the world are looking ahead to 2013. But before we get into a Matt Barkley debate let's step back and look at what the Packers have accomplished this offseason.
Week 1: Washington at New Orleans The Redskins mortgaged the future to grab a franchise quarterback in the draft so this will likely be the debut of Robert Griffin III. It will also be the first look at the shorthanded Saints after the bounty hunting program came to light.
We're one day into the NCAA Tournament and already madness is all around. Western Kentucky pulled off one of the all time great comebacks by erasing a 16 point deficit in the final five minutes. Comebacks are nothing new to the Hilltoppers who overcame second half double digit deficits twice in the Sun Belt tournament.
Power conference tournaments have begun and in all six major conferences there are bubbles that will burst over the next three days. Already it looks like Seton Hall is in trouble while other bubble teams like Texas, Oregon and Mississippi State face can't-lose games today. Here's my stab at the field as of Thursday afternoon:
Small and mid-major conference tournaments are underway and Selection Sunday is in a week and half. Below are the teams that I think are a lock (a lock being defined as a team that would be in the field even if they lose all remaining games) for the NCAA Tournament:
March is just a few days away and already the NCAA Tournament talk is heating up. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook for bracket banter as well as thoughts on the NFL Draft, spring training and random Seinfeld references.
With the Super Bowl in the rear view mirror teams are beginning to stack up their draft boards in anticipation of next week's Scouting Combine. The first round draft order is set with the exception of two ties that will be broken with a coin flip at the Combine. After that we await the compensatory picks to be awarded and the entire draft order will be set. Here are a few other items if note:
Welcome to the biggest day of the college basketball regular season. It's actually the biggest and busiest. The reason? No one wants to play during the Super Bowl so just about everybody schedules a game for the day before.
All day long people were asking me if I saw the Pro Bowl on Sunday. The answer for me is always no. I spent a good chunk of Sunday evening watching "Scrubs" and college basketball. For those who saw it the reaction was something like "I gotta say, it was pretty lousy."